We launched the weekly Continuity eGUIDE in 2003 with a vision to consolidate and communicate resources for the disciplines of BC, DR, and EM. Since then we have published over 560 editions and now publish on Wednesday twice a month. For more than 16 years we have worked to bring our industry together.
Vol. 588 – The Engaged Matrix Model of Organizational ResilienceFebruary 19, 2020
To many executives, unavailability is simply not acceptable. On the other hand, recovery is still a critical capability we must continue to pursue. However, we need to understand that this is not a message that will convince customers of our value. We must, instead, market ourselves as the function that assures availability and prevents disruption. Scott Baldwin explains.
Vol. 587 – Climate Change Puts New Pressures on Resilience ManagersFebruary 5, 2020
When it comes to dealing with a changing climate, we cannot rely on existing assumptions. We cannot eliminate the risk so we must work out how to mitigate it. “Adapt or Die” is an old adage for business – never truer than in 2020! Lyndon Bird writes of brush fires, storms and weather issues that will be more problematic in the years to come.
Vol. 585 – The Evolution of Cyber Attacks, Evolving with the TimesJanuary 16, 2020
Our responses to cybercrime must be faster, and just as targeted as the attack. Enhancing the crispness of standard operating procedures, consistently applying patches and system upgrades in a timely fashion, and being future forward by applying AI growth to our mitigation tactics, as well as our infrastructure growth is no longer an option, but a necessity. Michele Turner tells us more.
Vol. 584 – PSPS: The Latest Threat To Business ContinuityDecember 4, 2019
For businesses operating in California, PG&E’s massive power outages should be a wakeup call. Disruptions due to wildfires, earthquakes, and floods are de rigueur in the Golden State. But the PSPS adds a disturbing new wrinkle to the disaster preparedness worksheet. Alex Woodie explains this important consideration for BC plans.
Vol. 583 – What is the Relationship between Facilities Management and Business Continuity?November 20, 2019
A lack of investment in facilities management can cause serious business continuity issues. Laura Toplis shows how although there is a segregation of duties, most problems require a holistic management process – facilities management and business continuity teams need to work together to ensure resilience.
Vol. 582 – Satellite Communications Networks – Critical for Disaster PreparationNovember 6, 2019
Planning how to deploy provisions following disasters saves lives, and equally important is planning how to maintain and restore communications. While all communications networks are vulnerable to the greatest disasters, satellite communications networks are particularly robust and resilient. David Meltzer writes.
Vol. 581 – CIOs Want to Know – When Are We Done with IT Disaster Recovery?October 16, 2019
“How much is good enough?” CIOs, and the boards of directors they report to, want to know when they can stop spending money to fix the gap between their customers’ expectations for recoverability and their ability to reasonably demonstrate they can recover. Damian Walch explains.
Vol. 580 – “How Will They Recover from This?” – When Resilience Means SurvivalOctober 2, 2019
In light of the devastation left by Dorian, author Lyndon Bird offers some valuable insight on how to prepare for disasters. Testing is of utmost importance, as is spreading the risk, if there is strong centralization.
Vol. 579 – Prove Your Program’s Value: Create a Compelling Security Metrics ReportSeptember 18, 2019
Metrics reports should educate readers, tell them something they need to know, inform them of something that will have an impact on their lives (business or otherwise). And don’t feel tied to traditional methods of reports, says this week’s author, Rachelle Loyear.
Vol. 578 – Power – Without It, Forget ResilienceSeptember 4, 2019
On August 9 th 2019, the UK was badly affected by an unprecedented power failure. Lyndon Bird details eight immediate impacts. The incident demonstrates the fragility of the UKs critical national infrastructure to unexpected events.
Vol. 577 – Satellites: The Tech We Should All Be UsingAugust 21, 2019
Satellites are usually left out of disaster preparedness plans. Many people may not know where to begin. The best place to start is with a service evaluation. Today’s systems can be mobile, transportable or fixed – making them a versatile tool for various disaster situations. Peter Zawistowski writes.
Vol. 576 – How to Respond to Workplace ViolenceAugust 7, 2019
Evidence shows that the way in which a major change or incident is handled is often more important than the incident itself. Boards cannot afford to be complacent. Most research tends to focus on the impact of digital disruption, but organizations need to consider the wider economical, environmental and societal risks and opportunities as part of a long-term adaptive strategy. Sarah Armstrong-Smith explains.